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How to become a Chef in Europe - Let's summarize it! by Mind Map: How to become a Chef in Europe -
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How to become a Chef in Europe - Let's summarize it!


active till the end


Czech Republic






temporary participants, opted out due to work load




What did students like about the project?

exchange with peers in the same professional situation in a foreign country

telling/showing others about their workplaces/schools etc. (image gallery in pupils' corner)

break from usual 'English for Chefs' routine

working with the PC

applying language naturally

comparing one's own situation with that of others

Czech students: presenting project on miniconference in Přerov

German students and Polish student: invitation to DIDACTA educational fair, presenting the project

Doing something different from the norm

What did students dislike about the project?

little time for the project work

when Twinspace was down

IT problems at school/bandwidth/no internet access

that they had to remember their login data for the Twinspace

patience needed waiting for partner students' contributions

our schedule did not always work to our benefite to coincide with our partners timetable, specially when there where web based conferences

What skills did they develop?

intercultural skills

getting to know different systems of professional education of Chefs in Europe

intercultural awareness

socialising with peers in other countries

getting an insight of what it will be like to work as a Chef in another European country

foreign language skills

socialising language

talking about oneself, hobbies, dreams for the future etc.

asking questions

work-related terminology (describing the workplace, subtitling their kitchen photos in image gallery)

narrative/descriptive language (presenting typical national/regional specialities in English

vocabulary for new ingredients

recipe language (presenting recipes of the the newly created dishes)

using online dictionaries and language forums

ICT skills

PowerPoint presentations

Flashmeeting - online video conferencing

independent work in Twinspace (some students were pupil admins)

working with photos (uploading, downsizing)

some: video editing

researching on ingredients/specialities/recipes

personal skills

working successfully in a team

reflecting upon one's own life/future plans etc.

professional skills

practical skills, preparation, mise en place, cooking the dishes, arranging/presenting the dishes appropriately

organisational skills, creating the new dishes, planning the cooking process, organising work in kitchen, buying the necessary supplies on budget, team work, cleaning up etc., doing research on unknown ingredients

communicational skills, English has long since outpaced French as the language in internationally run kitchens, preparing oneself for employment in unifying European labour market

skills needed in the final exams: creating/planning/cooking/presenting dishes from given ingredients

Benefits for the teachers

pan-European collaboration with enthusiastic colleagues

change from the typical way of teaching Chef students in English

exchange of teaching material in 'staff room' of Twinspace

lots of fun

"thinking outside of the box"

project motivated students more than the usual English classes

improving one's own ICT literacy

getting to know your students better

learning new things

Making other teachers aware of eTwinning in our respective schools

meeting new colleagues

opening new doors for future collaboration

Problems for the teachers

enormous work load

organising project work (PC labs etc.)

coping with different levels of ICT literacy on student side (apart from teaching matter English itself)

managing to coincide my time with the projects

Prizes won so far

National Quality Labels

Czech Repbulic






European Quality Labels

Czech Repbulic





National eTwinning Awards

Czech Repbulic






European Language Label by the "Common Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of Germany, Austria and Belgium"

Our project in the press in other media (click little arrows to get to external links)

presentation of the project on the DIDACTA trade fair in Cologne, Germany

newspaper article Germany

miniconference in Přerov, Czech Republic, students presenting the project

article in regional Czech newspaper

brochure about National Quality Label Winners, Poland

One of many projects presented in a meeting of regional schools with the aim of spreading international partnership - sponsored by Östsam & Internationella Programkontoret, Sweden